Patrik Elias wants to remain in New Jersey and the Devils want him back. But he’s prepared to explore free agency if need be.
Elias, 30, is eligible to become a free agent on July 1.
“If it’s right, I want to stay, obviously,” he said. “It’s just that I’m in a situation where I can take advantage of it, but we’ll see.
Senators coach Bryan Murray told reporters Monday that he believes it’s time for the team to “move on” from Dominik Hasek next season.
Flyers goalie Antero Niittymaki is expected to arrive in Philadelphia tonight and see the team’s orthopedic doctor, Bill DeLong at Temple Sports Medicine, tomorrow.